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 The ILS Gazette

Friday, September 6, 2013

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly
Russia Issue Now Available
The Russia Issue of the ILQ has been released and is available on the section's website.

If you'd like to get published in this premier journal, which covers all areas of international law, please submit topic ideas to Alvin Lindsay at

He will provide deadlines and the
publication's style guide.


Visit our sponsors


* ILS thanks its new sponsors for the 2013-2014 Cycle:



 Global Sponsors


- Aballí Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis

- Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá

- White & Case


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg
- Devine Goodman


Regional Sponsor

- GrayRobinson



Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Cycle


In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2012-2013, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.  The 2013-2014 Sponsorship Package is available here.


Contact Elizabeth Ortega for more details.





The ILS Gazette:



Regan Kruse & Quinn Smith 




C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


















The ILS thanks Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-FitzGerald & Wells, P.A. for becoming a Hemispheric Sponsor!


* 11th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference -

September 11-13, 2013.


* Future of Arbitration: Miami presents "Femme Arbitration: Women on Top in International Arbitration" - September 14, 2013 


* Onshoring the Wealth: Strategies and Solutions, presented by ILS and Northern Trust, September 19, 2013


* Cutting-Edge Tools for In-House Counsel Doing Business in Latin America, September 20, 2013


* ICC's annual Miami conference -  November 3-5, 2013

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Upcoming Events

September Events


11th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference - 

September 11-13, 2013


 Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida - Corporate Counsel Series: International Dispute Resolution in the Americas.


 The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR™) has been presenting its Miami International Arbitration Conference for 11 years, always with a concentration on an aspect of international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is especially current and often under the umbrella of its signature Corporate Counsel Series.


This year's event sets a new benchmark for attendee interaction: the program blends favorites from conferences past-such as the Tertulia round table discussions-with exciting new technology allowing real-time electronic voting and debate on the most pressing issues facing international arbitration today. Moreover, attendees this year will be invited to submit papers relevant to the discussions and topics in the conference.


The annual ICDR conference always attracts a world-class faculty and is attended by an equally renowned group of experts.


The conference will be simultaneously translated into Spanish.


The ICDR is accepting submissions of papers relevant to the discussions and topics in the conference. Send queries to Steve Andersen at


Please visit

for registration, agenda, CLE credit, and additional event information.



 ILS and the Future of Arbitration: Miami (FA:M) present 


Femme Arbitration Women on Top in International Arbitration


  Saturday September 14, 2013, Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. - Following the 11th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference


Hosted by Gallery Diet, Located in the Heart of the Wynwood (Miami) Arts District


Open to practitioners and law students under 40. Special discounts for FA:M and ILS Members


Portion of proceeds to benefit Women of Wynwood


Contact Clarissa Rodriguez with questions and RSVPs for more information.




 Young Lawyers, Don't Miss the next AIJA Annual Congress in Buenos Aires - September 17-21


    AIJA is gearing up for its annual Congress, to be held in Buenos Aires from Sept. 17-21. Several days of informative and educational seminars along with opportunities to network with other participants, including hundreds of members of the world's largest association of young lawyers, AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats). The conference kicks off with a full-day seminar on the do's and don'ts when doing business in Latin America, a valuable tool for Florida lawyers practicing in the region. While attending the conference, explore Buenos Aires and find interesting and challenging seminars and working sessions on groundbreaking legal issues in various legal fields. There are numerous opportunities to learn and network, be involved in future events, and become an integral part of this dynamic group. 

 For more information please visit this link or contact AIJA US National Representative Joseph Gulino at





The International Law Section 
 of the Florida Bar



Northern Trust


  cordially invite you to



 Onshoring the Wealth:Strategies and Solutions




Arturo J. Aballi, Jr.
Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A.

Gustavo Oliveira
Aballí Milne Kalil, P.A.

Dara Green

Kaufman, Rossin & Co.

  Suzanne Shier
The Northern Trust Company


Thursday, September 19, 2013



Northern Trust

700 Brickell Avenue, Miami FL


Kindly RSVP by September 13, 2013 to Diane Cruz at 305-789-1185 or by e-mail to



Cutting-Edge Tools for In-House Counsel Doing Business in Latin America

 - September 20, 2013 


The South Florida Group of Regional Counsel, University of Miami School of Law, and Morgan Lewis cordially invite members of the International Law Section to attend their upcoming seminar on "Cutting-Edge Tools for In-House Counsel Doing Business in Latin America," which will take place on Friday, September 20, 2013, at the JW Marriott Hotel, located at 1109 Brickell Avenue in Miami.  This full-day seminar features numerous in-house and external legal luminaries presenting panels on a range of cutting-edge topics.  The conference program is available online at , and ILS members can register for the conference at 



November Events 


 ICC's Annual Miami conference

 International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America


3-5 November, Mandarin Oriental hotel, Miami


 ICC's annual Miami conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts approximately 400 participants representing about 30 nationalities.  Sessions this years will cover the following perspectives : Judicial; Academic; Business; "Public"; "Alternative"; Ethical and Procedural.


This year the conference will be preceded by an advanced level training on "drafting enforceable awards" will take place on Sunday 3 November. Focusing on what can be referred to as the most prominent duty of an arbitrator, participants will learn the best practices pertaining to drafting awards and the ways of maximizing their enforceability. Accordingly, the training will focus on the procedural as well as formal requirements, and cover the issue of the necessary substantive accuracy of the award.


We Want You!

2014 ILAC Steering Committee Opportunity


The 2014 International Litigation & Arbitration Conference is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Steering Committee. If you are interested in learning how you can be involved, please contact Laura Reich at